Changed Hearts Change the World

“Changing the human heart and changing human society are not separate tasks, but are as interconnected as the two beams of the cross.” Henri Nouwen Social radicalism apart from faith “has been like a cut flower without nourishment, without any sanctions deeper than human courage and good intentions.” Walter Brueggemann[i] For the first three hundred …

The Heart of the Matter

The Sermon on the Mount insists on an inside-out approach. Only the Sermon’s Preacher and those within whom he resides can practice what he preaches. The only way to live upside down is to live inside out. Jesus sits in the control center prompting outlandish individual and social behavior. Exterior-only religion downplays or altogether discounts …

Acknowledge the Admirable 

Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things. Philippians 4:8 E. Stanley Jones said: "My mind was made for his thought, my will for his purposes, my emotions for his love." To this …

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